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Musee de la Grande Guerre, Meaux

(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
An impressive collection of 50,000 objects at Musee de la Grande Guerre tells the story of the World War I, as well as its impact on society as a whole. Everyday objects, like first aid kits and stoves from the private collection of World War I expert Jean-Pierre Verne tell the story of past hardship. Innovative technology allows you to immerse all of your senses into the first World War with visual frescoes, hands-on objects, olfactory presentations, and ambient sounds. Whether you're most interested in tactics and strategy, daily life in the trenches, women's role in the war, or some other facet, you'll likely find a theme-based exhibit to explore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Musee de la Grande Guerre by using our Meaux holiday planner.
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  • Went on a wet Sunday. The first Sunday of each month is free, saving the very reasonable €10 usual entrance fee. The museum is well laid out with plenty of interactive exhibits. The €2 option audio gu...  more »
  • We went with a couple friends and 3 children (aged 8 and 7) the Museum of the great war we participated in a tour of 1 h the visit begins on l into war until the battle of the marne Museum impressive for its quality, its museography, and its objects. C is the largest museum in Europe on 14/18! The subject may seem complicated and not too sexy has to do with children at first glance and yet...! This visit with children is really nice especially since the beginning of the Museum explains how children of the youngest age were prepared to serve their country, pride to become soldier children identify and imagine if "it was them" C is really a nice visit and allows you to evoke in a simple way this period in our history. A child room is planned for middle of visit to make a pose which allows us, we adults quietly continued the tour solo. No risk of losing! After the visit, it takes easily 2 hours, you can go to the heart of city of meaux (restaurant nice or coffee) and eventually see old town / Episcopal city a nice family day
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  • We had very long time heard of this Museum and we have not been disappointed, on the contrary, this discovery. First hospitality is warm and friendly and they give us all the information likely to brighten up our visit to the Museum. Once crossed the door of access to the exhibitions, we are really overwhelmed by the quality of the presentations, implementing values of documents, posters and materials of war, as well as many mentioned on platelets and explanations for each object. Of course, we did not have this destructive war of so many human lives, but thanks to this museum our gaps concerning the monstrosity of this event we are now more unknown. Really a nice but highly recommendable, especially for the younger generation so that they can see what the man is unfortunately capable of doing.
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  • Superb introduction to World War 1. Starting in 1870, this museum does a wonderful job of introducing people to the background and effects of the war; both at home and at the fronts.
  • Visited the end of May 2015. Wonderful museum with a fabulous collection of items. Particularly enjoyed the items relating to everyday life in the trenches. The layout in the open space was well thought out and moved visitors easily through the exhibits. Glad I made the trip to Meaux!
  • Absolutely fascinating display with a wide range of knowledge and exhibits.
  • Museum exciting, skimpy and including the course, tremendously well illustrated and modern, can easily grasp the various aspects of the great war. Allow at least half a day for good enriched places! In addition, tariff-26 years is very accessible in comparison including D-day Normandy museums. Furthermore, the visit is marked by photos taken of current conflicts so allowing a judicious parallel between the context of the great war and current geopolitics.
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  • Beautiful museum dedicated to the terrible first world war. Parts collection, uniform and put in scene will tell you the daily lives of our hairy to the younger generations and neophytes. A cloakroom is available and count €10 for the entry ticket. Discover.
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